CBL ‘Shocked’ Over Innis’ Death

first_imgThe late Matthew Innis, Deputy Director for Micro-finance in the CBL Regulation and Supervision DepartmentThe Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) says it has received with shock and deep sadness, the news of the sudden death of one of its senior employees, Mr. Matthew J. Innis, who met his untimely death during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 3, 2019.Mr. Innis was Deputy Director for Micro-finance in the CBL Regulation and Supervision Department.The Executive Governor of the CBL, Nathaniel R. Patray, III, on behalf of the CBL family, extended heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and hoped that God would console them during these very difficult moments of grief.Meanwhile, Executive Governor Patray is expected to lead CBL Executives for a visit to the home of the late Matthew Innis.Meanwhile, the shocking death of Innis has raised suspicion of the manner of death and many Liberians are worried that it could be linked to his role in the distribution of the US$25 million that the Liberian government, through President George Weah, announced would be infused into the economy to mop-up excess liquidity of the Liberian Dollar in the foreign exchange market.Since the sudden death of Innis, there have been speculations that he may have been killed to keep him from speaking his purported reservations about the mop-up process.Since his return to Monrovia this week, Minister Tweah has stated that he did no wrong and insisted that the mop-up money was distributed to businesses and foreign exchange bureaus outside of the conventional banking system, where the Technical Economic Management Team (TEMT), led by him, felt it would be more effective or impactful.  However, Kroll Associates, Incorporated and the Presidential Investigating Team (PIT), both of who did their own reports on the alleged missing L$16 billion and the mop-up exercise, agreed that the mop-up process opened opportunities for money laundering. The PIT even went into detail to unearth well over US$150,000 of the mop-up money that was falsely accounted or unaccounted for, between the CBL and the six mop-up teams appointed by the TEMT.Whatever the case, the mysterious death of Matthew Innis is not a good development for the country, especially for the government that seems to be excited about its role in the process. Upon his arrival in Liberia from his recent trip to Israel, President George Manneh Weah was quoted to have said that his government has been vindicated since none of his cabinet ministers are directly accused except officials who were leftovers from the previous administration to continue to serve in his government.Many Liberians are asking themselves if the CBL will let sleeping dogs lie and not get into the issues involving the young man’s death. To date “we have not obtained a clear picture of what transpired,” said Angela Kou Suah, who is a church mate to Matthew Innis.She added, “Did Matthew work on Saturday at CBL and when did he leave the premises? – Since the police returned his phone, (which is now with the family) we want to know those he spoke with during the entire Saturday.”The thoroughness of the investigation into the young man’s death must not be compromised, many of his friends, say. “We also want the GSM Company to provide the listing of those he talked with on Saturday; we want CBL to tell us the function of the Supervision and Regulatory Dept.,” Suah said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

206 of 337 day care centres unlicensed – CCPA

first_imgOf 337 day care and playschool facilities found across the country, a mere 131 possess the required licences, leaving a whopping 206 of these institutions unlicensed.This is according to the Child Care and Protection Agency’s (CCPA) Year-in-Review, posted on the Agency’s social media page.According to statistics provided by the department, three day cares were found in Region One (Barima-Waini) with none of those being licensed or registered. Over in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), 18 facilities were found with all of those being registered and licensed. In Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), 48 playschools were found of which 33 were registered but only 20 were licensed. Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) had the highest number of playschools found which stood at 184, however 160 of those were registered and only 41 had the necessary licences. In Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), 15 day cares were found, 13 were registered while five possessed their licences. Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) had three, one and another three day cares respectively; none of which were licensed or registered. However, in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) 28 playschools were found, 26 were registered while 19 were licensed.According to a senior official at the CCPA, playschools and day cares can be registered but not licensed, as the licensing process is a lengthy one.It was explained that for such entities to be licensed, they must undergo a series of inspections by the Public Health Ministry, the Guyana Fire Service, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) and a number of other agencies. Along with this high number of paperwork also has to be sorted out before those businesses can be licensed.According to the official, the CCPA arm of the Social Protection Ministry will be assisting those businesses in becoming fully compliant with the standards as required of them. The CCPA will be guiding those businesses along the way as they seek to have all the facilities licensed by the end of 2019.When asked if the required licence would pose any major threat or issue if not possessed, the negative was given as a response. Guyana Times was told by the senior official if a child is injured at any of the unlicensed day cares, then the business owners will be held responsible.“They would still be under our supervision so whether they licensed or not, if anything happens to the children they would have to take responsibility. They have to operate at the minimum standard, so it’s just the paperwork is the problem to get but they have to maintain the minimum standard,” the official stated.The official added that the CCPA will continue to work with those businesses to achieve the target of 100 per cent licensing by the end of this year.In September of last year, Executive Officer of Early Childhood Development, Lavern Thorne during an interview with Guyana Times said as a result of a number of interventions made over time, the CCPA has been able to up the standards of day-care facilities across the country, which were previously below standard.Some of the works that were done to those centres include rehabilitation to the buildings, proper play spaces and materials, trained and qualified staff, among others.Thorne disclosed, “Before we hadn’t met minimum standards that would regulate these facilities but now we have minimum standards that facilities are required to meet and based on that, they go through a process where they have to be registered and licensed”.Although most of those day-cares are privately owned, Thorne noted how crucial it is for the CCPA to monitor these facilities.last_img read more

Goal machines! Premier League’s deadliest attacks revealed

first_img 5 5 1) Man United: 104 goals – In Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, Man United have one of the most dangerous attacks in Europe. All eyes will be on goal machine Falcao, who has smashed in 37 goals for Atletico Madrid and more recently Monaco. Van Persie, meanwhile, made a flying start to his United career in the 2012/13 campaign, winning the Premier League and top scoring, with Rooney scoring 29 times over the last two seasons. 5 5) Arsenal: 64 league goals – click the arrow for more – The Premier League’s best sides have all strengthened up front, so talkSPORT is ranking them in terms of league goals scored over the past two seasons. In his final season at Barcelona, £35m man Alexis Sanchez scored 19 La Liga goals and eight the year before. Olivier Giroud has been leading the line for the Gunners and has managed 27 over the last two seasons at Arsenal, with 16 coming last term. Danny Welbeck will further ease the burden and will hope to play a more central role to improve on his nine goals last season. 2) Liverpool: 87 league goals – Even though 31-goal striker Luis Suarez has left, Liverpool fans are confident Daniel Sturridge, whose 32 goals over the last two seasons including one for Chelsea against Tottenham in 2012, can bring them success. They’ve added Mario Balotelli, who has scored 26 goals for Milan in Serie A and one for Man City, as well as Rickie Lambert. The 32-year-old England striker’s 28 goals helped seal a £4m transfer from Southampton. 5 4) Chelsea: 73 league goals – Manager Jose Mourinho bemoaned his lack of firepower last season, but that has been fixed following Diego Costa’s arrival. His 27 goals helped Atletico Madrid secure La Liga glory, while he scored 10 times in the 2012/13 season. Returning hero Didier Drogba helped himself to 13 Turkish Super Lig goals between January 2013 and the end of the recent campaign. He popped up with eight during his short stint in China in 2012, while another new addition, Loic Remy struck 14 times for Newcastle last season on loan from QPR. Remy actually scored six for Rangers in the second half of the 2012/13 season, with another one coming at Marseille. Goals, goals and more goals.That’s what we’re hoping to see and given some of the Continent’s best strikers are now plying their trade in the Premier League, our prayers are likely to be answered.With that in mind we have decided to look at which club has the deadliest attack in terms of league goals scored over the past two seasons.Click the arrow to see more and let us know who you think will win the Premier League’s golden boot. 3) Man City: 75 league goals – They lost Alvaro Negredo, but in Sergio Aguero (29), Edin Dzeko (30) and an injury-free Stevan Jovetic (16) they have plenty of goals in their strikers. Jovetic had a prolific pre-season, scoring five times and begun the current campaign with two goals in three games. 5last_img read more

Shrewsbury to pile further misery on Man United and LVG? Coral Daily Download

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Chelsea are now 3/1 favourites to win the FA Cup after beating Manchester City 5-1 in the fifth round on Sunday.Manchester United will bid to join the Blues in the quarter-finals on Monday night when they travel to Shrewsbury Town, and the League One side are 10/1 to pull off a shock win at New Meadow.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports BreakfasttalkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Shrewsbury v Manchester United on Monday night, kick-off 19:45last_img read more

Wales boost? Portugal boss casts doubt over defender ahead of semi-final

first_img1 Pepe remains a doubt for Portugal’s Euro 2016 semi-final against Wales after head coach Fernando Santos kept his counsel.Questions over the 33-year-old’s fitness were raised after missing Sunday’s training session with a thigh complaint.A precautionary measure it may have been but Pepe did not take a full part in training on the eve of the match, instead doing separate work at their Marcoussis base before travelling to Lyon.Being without the Real Madrid centre-back against Wales would be a huge blow for Portugal and coach Santos was coy when asked about his fitness.“As for Pepe, you’ll probably be tossing and turning in your beds tonight because I’m not going to answer,” he said with a smile at the pre-match press conference in Lyon.“I’ll be sleeping quietly because I have other players who can play. This situation is not new for us, it happened in our first match with (Ricardo) Quaresma.“Sometimes players recover and are fully fit to play and other times they’re not and others are called up.“If Pepe is 100 per cent, I will think about it and he can start the game. If not, no problem. All the players must be 100 per cent fit for such an important game.”Should Pepe fail to recover, 38-year-old former Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho looks set to line-up in central defence alongside Southampton captain Jose Fonte.William Carvalho will miss Wednesday’s match through suspension, but fellow midfielder Andre Gomes and left-back Raphael Guerreiro are back in contention after missing the quarter-final against Poland with knocks. Pepe has not been training with the first-team squad after a recent thigh problem last_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS COUNCIL

first_imgA WELL-known Donegal woman has been appointed as the new Director of the Arts Council, it has been announced.Ardara woman Orlaith McBride will leave her current job as director of the National Association for Youth Drama. She will take up her new role in September, replacing Mary Cloake.From Ardara, Co Donegal, Ms McBride was an Arts Council board member from 2003 until earlier this year, and has established her reputation through youth and community arts. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she holds post-graduates in Arts Administration from University College Dublin and in Drama-in-Education from the University of Ulster.She has spent many years working in the arts within the areas of local authorities, community arts, youth theatre and drama-in-education.She held the post of Arts Officer in the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) for four years, co-ordinating the National Youth Arts Programme where she developed ‘ Arts in their Lives’ a policy on young people and the arts in Ireland as well as the developing the first strategic plan for the development of youth arts in the NYCI.Ms McBride’s previous experience with the Arts Council was described as an advantage by chairwoman Pat Moylan. “As a former member of the Arts Council, she has a tremendous strategic insight into the challenges the organisation faces,” she said.“At this time of economic challenge and creative opportunity, she will play a pivotal role in both the leadership and management of the Arts Council and will facilitate the delivery of the organisation’s strategic objectives to enhance Irish cultural and artistic life.”Among those challenges will be the continued cuts in arts funding. Its budget was reduced by 5 per cent to €65.2 million in the 2010 Budget, and while its recent allocation of that money was less controversial than anticipated, several established arts groups had funding cut significantly or removed altogether.DONEGAL WOMAN APPOINTED NEW DIRECTOR OF ARTS COUNCIL was last modified: June 21st, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ardaraarts council directororlaith mcbridelast_img read more

FAMILY TOLD TO GET THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER – OR IT COULD BE DEMOLISHED!

first_imgA family have been told they can stay in their home for Christmas but must make huge changes to its structure or it could be demolished by Donegal County Council.Joe Lynch and his family are facing a demolition order for the home at Carrickmore, St Johnston on the shores of Lough Foyle which they built in 2003.Mr Lynch, a 46 year old truck-driver, admits he built the home a number of metres from where he was originally granted planning permission. He claimed he had tried everything in his power to resolve the situation but the authorities will not listen to him.He says the land where he had originally been told to build his house is now flooded on a regular basis.The father of two appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday (MON) pleading with the authorities to give him more time to carry out work on the house.A previous court siting had ordered the family to lower the height of the house.Barrister Peter Nolan told the court that some work had been done to do this but more substantial work needed to be carried out.He said his client had run into financial difficulties in trying to carry out the extensive works so he could save the family home from demolition.Judge John O’Hagan said he had to act on the case.“I understand the pressure he is under but he should not have done what he did.“This case will have to be brought to its conclusion in some form or another. I don’t want to do anything draconian but it has to finish somewhere,” he said.The case was adjourned until February 2012 at Buncrana Circuit Court.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comFAMILY TOLD TO GET THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER – OR IT COULD BE DEMOLISHED! was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJoe LynchSt Johnstonlast_img read more

Leeds fans ‘United’ in ‘Sign Garry Monk’ campaign, urging owners keep head coach

first_img“Day one of the 2016/17 season.” Tony Bloom. #BHAFC #Together pic.twitter.com/uu43FKChS2— Brighton & Hove Albion ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) May 17, 2016//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Former Swansea boss Monk signed a one-year rolling contract with Leeds last June, replacing Steve Evans, and he impressed with a young squad after a difficult start.While his stock has undoubtedly risen, speculation has been rife with Leeds yet to tie him to a new deal and they face losing him in the summer.Monk has often talked about his project at the club, but told reporters at the weekend he is waiting for them to initiate contract talks.Leeds have had a number of managers over the years and fans are keen to keep hold of Monk, with some believing he is one of the best they have had in the last decade.But reports in The Sun on Sunday suggested new co-owner Andrea Radrizzani and new adviser Ivan Bravo are keen to bring in coaching staff from overseas.Supporters then started a campaign with the hashtag ‘#SignGarryMonk’, which trended on Twitter in the UK and has gathered pace since.Much-maligned Massimo Cellino appears to have taken a backseat in recent months and it looks like Italian mogul Radrizzani is the man in charge. If the 42-year-old remains unsure about Monk – Leeds’ on-loan defender Kyle Bartley has even urged them to keep the head coach – a number of fans have made their wishes clear.See below… 1 Leeds United fans have urged the Championship club to secure Garry Monk’s future by offering him a new contract.The 38-year-old took over the West Yorkshire club last summer and, despite being tasked with a number of difficult assignments, has impressed in the Elland Road hot seat.The Whites looked all-but set to finish in the top six after in impressive campaign, but an end-of-season dip in form has seen them miss out of the play-offs – barring a miraculous 13-goal swing on the final day to be in with a chance.Supporters are already looking ahead to next season, citing a tweet (below) from Brighton in 2016, the day after losing in the play-offs, as inspiration to bounce back and mount a promotion assault next term. Garry Monk: The 38-year-old’s future at Leeds remains up in the air last_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 19th December were 8,9,17,23 match 3 winner was peter mc connell. Next weeks jackpot is €3,420. Sellers this week are Sean Bonner and Kealan McFadden.The AGM has been reconvened for Saturday 14th January in the clubhouse at 8.15pm.Circuits will start in the hall on Monday the 16th at 7pm for ladies and 8pm for men, and it costs €45 for 10 sessions. All are welcome. If there is anyone interested in getting a copy of the county final dvd they can contact the club secretary Barry McDaid.The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome.  GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: January 10th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Lee Bowyer in amazing rant at referee and ‘bully’ Steve Evans after Charlton loss

first_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ goalless Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking 2 Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place stalemate Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Bowyer claimed his side had been “cheated”, called for referee James Linington to be banned, and described opposite number Steve Evans as a “big geezer” who had “bullied” the officials.Read his rant in full below, courtesy of the South London Press…“We were the better team. I know that they did everything I asked. They competed, they left everything out there and I know that they’ve been cheated.“There is no denying it. Everybody in the stadium saw it. It wasn’t a penalty, has never been a penalty. Now he is sitting in his little room over there and thinks it’s acceptable to make a decision and then he’ll go home and he’ll sleep alright. But I know I won’t, my players won’t and most of my fans won’t.“Is it acceptable? No. Am I probably going to get into trouble? Yeah. But should he get in trouble? Yeah. He shouldn’t be reffing. He shouldn’t be able to ref the next game. He just made a decision there and said the fella got pushed. The fella tried to dive to head the ball. There was no push – they were side by side. CONFUSION Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest EFL news EFL result ROUND-UP REPLY 2center_img Lee Bowyer was known for his, ahem, fighting spirit during his playing days – and it seems he has not calmed down since entering management!The Charlton boss, who has been in caretaker charge of the Addicks for the past five months, was absolutely fuming after his side were beaten by a late penalty against Peterborough at The Valley on Tuesday night. Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off impact Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer ‘close’ Lee Bowyer is in his first job in management at Charlton “Is there contact? Course there is. You’ve got two players running at 100 miles an hour, one trying to defend and one trying to score. There is going to be a contact. But is it a penalty? No. Anyone who has played the game knows it’s not a penalty. That’s my thoughts. It’s an absolute disgrace how he can make that decision.“A disgrace. And if I’m getting in trouble, he should get in trouble. It’s as simple as that because he’s just robbed us of a point, maybe three.“We were the team on top and going to score – not them.“I’ve played the game so long, since I was a kid. And then you’ve got someone making that decision at that time of the game when it’s wrong. Everyone can see it. But all night long the slight 50-50s were going to them, going to them.“I don’t know whether their manager because he is this big geezer standing on the side and bullying the fourth official – constantly hammering the fourth official – maybe he’s afraid, I don’t know. Maybe he has been bullied into that because every slight decision went to them. Every single one. GREAT NEWS Lee Bowyer is no fan of Steve Evans “We had Lyle Taylor getting across the near post and their defender marked him and there was contact and he gave us a corner. Is it similar? Yeah. Is it a penalty? No. But neither was their one. All I ask is for them to be fair. But they can’t – because they don’t understand the game. He don’t understand the game. He’s not played the game, he don’t understand the game.“Is that his fault? No. I’m not saying his job is easy. But you can’t just guess and gamble when you have got 22 players out there putting their bodies on the line. You can’t just gamble, you can’t. It’s wrong.” Lee Bowyer on Steve Evans. #cafc pic.twitter.com/nlt76DOCkp— Nozza_ (@Nozza_) August 22, 2018last_img read more